(Sidney, Ohio, August 28, 2023) – Ferguson Construction has recently achieved a Diamond Level in Associated Builders and Contractors STEP Safety Management System for 2023. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP is a proven system that provides the framework to measure, strengthen, and build industry-leading safety programs that enable top-performing ABC members to achieve incident rates nearly seven times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics construction industry average.
“Ferguson Construction’s longevity is due to its greatest asset, our nearly 300 associates”, said Ferguson President, Doug Fortkamp. “Our involvement in ABC’s STEP program is routed in the commitment for all of our team members to return home from work safely to their families every night.”
STEP participants measure their safety processes and policies on key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing health and safety programs that reduce job site incidents.
“Safety is a journey, and that journey is possible because of systems like STEP, which enables ABC member contractors like Ferguson Construction to actively build health and safety into their culture, creating industry-leading, holistic safety programs to protect their workers and deliver for their clients,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “STEP measures performance on key components strengthens and expands best practices, and builds safety culture. Our people are our greatest asset, and I commend Ferguson Construction for consistently fulfilling those commitments to raise the bar of safety performance.”
According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, STEP participants, regardless of company size or type of work, can reduce recordable incidents up to 85%, making the best-performing companies 688% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Ratings range from Diamond, the highest, to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Participant.
To learn more about the STEP program, visit abc.org/step.
When Ferguson Construction began in Sidney in 1920, the family business took personal pride in every project. Through the years, Ferguson has maintained the simple philosophy of always exceeding customer expectations. This commitment has resulted in steady growth, with the operation of four regional offices to serve our clients in Ohio and Indiana. Through the highest level of craftsmanship, dedicated personnel, and an exemplary safety record, Ferguson remains an industry leader in providing high-quality construction services in a timely, cost-effective manner from conception to completion. For more information, visit ferguson-construction.com.